What's the TIME?

Ivanovich, Michael M.
January 2006
Heating/Piping/Air Conditioning Engineering;Jan2006, Vol. 78 Issue 1, p5
The article offers reflections on time measurements. This paper provides information on leap seconds. Moreover, this article introduces two independent measurements of time including atomic time and universal time. Variations in terms of universal time are also discussed.


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